The California medical board has taken away a doctor’s medical license after he suggested that a 4-year old boy eat marijuana cookies to control his temper tantrums.
Dr. William Eidelman recommended marijuana as a treatment for the boy after misdiagnosing him with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorders, said the California medical board.
“Tantrums alone … do not support either diagnosis,” the board decided, according to The Los Angeles Times. “‘Being agitated’ and ‘having trouble sitting still’ hint at ADHD, but could simply hint at a preschooler not happy to have driven many miles to a doctor’s appointment.”
According to the board, the doctor was “grossly negligent” for diagnosing the kid without consulting a psychiatrist. “It has not been established, by clear and convincing evidence, that the recommendation of medical marijuana to [the boy], with his father’s consent, violated the standard of care,” said the board’s decision.
Despite Eidelman’s license being pulled earlier this month, he says it is still active and continues to practice.